Reflection: Flexibility What Happened to My Soap ? - Section 2: Observing the Change


Sometimes, smack dab in the middle of a lesson that you have planned so articulately, things go awry. This happened to me today as I realized that the small hands of my students could not squirt out an entire bottle of water in a reasonable amount of time. So what did I do? I stopped them, and adjusted. I think the beauty of teaching NGSS now is that we become more deeply committed to making sure that we become risk takers so that students may delve into science with meaning. If things go perfectly, we don't show them what science is really about. By being flexible, I showed them that I am a thinker, an observer and can make adjustments so that things run more smoothly, with hopes that as they grow, they mimic that sense of flexibility and critical thought.

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What Happened to My Soap ?

Unit 4: Weathering
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify and become fluent in key weathering vocabulary as students explore the meaning of erosion.

Big Idea: Using a bar of soap, students discover the meaning of erosion.

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Science, erosion, weathering, metric measurement, millimeters, glaciers, engineering, soil, cross curriculum
  55 minutes
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